Trina’s Top Notch November Advice: Spruce Up Your Christmas Tree!

It’s never too early to think about sprucing up your spruce!

Does your tree need a face lift?

Sad Christmas tree

Theme it! I love to use a theme to create a tree and it is usually fairly easy to do with ornaments you already have. I like to choose something that sparks my interest.




One year, at World Market (Cost Plus) I found some beautiful Pagoda ornaments that sparked my interest. This pushed me into the idea of doing an Asian-themed tree. I purchased some inexpensive fans and a lovely umbrella as a tree-topper. I simply used all my gold and red Christmas balls to fill in all the spaces where I didn’t have something in that motif.  I had some gold sprigs that I purchased another year to give the tree some sparkly texture.






Ribbon is also a good way to add another element to your tree. I like to start at the top and drape it down the tree; either straight down the tree in a flowing motion, or around the tree, tucking it into the nooks and crannies. Make sure to do this or it will look like you are trying to wrap it like a mummy (wrong holiday)!


The key is to add things to your collection every year, when the Holidays are over and Christmas items are discounted. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for items throughout the year that might be a fun addition too!

Don’t be afraid of using non-traditional items in your tree, either. If it goes with the theme, add it! The finished product is a fun and SPARKLY addition to make your holidays merry and bright.

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